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- n. The quality of being missish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Affectation of the airs of a young miss; primness; silly affectation.
'Humph!' said her questioner again, rather disconcerted by the obvious missishness of the answer.
As to Eleanor being kind and familiar, and all that, she always had that sort of sentimental missishness about anything connected with old days.
She hated the missishness of young ladies, and had resolved that when he asked her a plain question she would give him a plain answer.
"Ach, we'll have none of that missishness between us.